Showing posts with label safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label safety. Show all posts

Monday, September 28, 2015

Shell puts on hold oil exploration at field in Chukchi Sea due to lack of prospects

The energy and petrochemical company Royal Dutch Shell announced putting on hold further oil exploration in one of the fields on Alaska shelf in the Chukchi Sea, the company said Monday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

US Coast Guard Forward Deployed to Arctic for Shell Drilling (State Department)

The US Coast Guard has forward deployed maritime assets in the Alaskan Arctic during the time Royal Dutch Shell is scheduled to drill for oil, State Department Representative to the Arctic, Admiral Robert Papp, told reporters.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Residents evacuated as death toll rises in Tianjin blasts

Residents near the site of two giant explosions in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin were being evacuated on Saturday over fears of toxic contamination, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Contamination fears after deadly blast at Chinese port city of Tianjin

Residents living near the site of giant explosions in a Chinese port expressed fears for their safety Friday, after reports there could be hundreds of tonnes of dangerous chemicals at the site.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tianjin/China: Tragedy raises questions over safety planning

The explosions in Tianjin may have raised questions over loopholes in the logistics company's safety precautions and the warehouse's location.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ukrainian rescuers fail to put out fire in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Rescuers have been unable to extinguish fire in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant for the third day in a row, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said on Tuesday.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Australian beaches close following shark sightings

Four beaches on Australia's east coast were closed yesterday after numerous shark sightings, police said, as authorities patrolled waters off a southern island after a fatal attack on a diver a day earlier.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ukraine: State emergency service confirms oil depot near Kyiv catches fire again

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine has confirmed reports that the oil depot owned by BRSM-Nafta in Vasylkivsky district near Kyiv has caught fire again and there is a high probability of a new explosion. The death toll of the fire is five people already.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rescuers put out fires at three tanks at burning oil depot near Kyiv. ("There are no noxious emissions in the atmosphere...")

Rescue workers have managed to cool down and put out fires in three tanks, one of which was held oil, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine wrote on Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Oil depot fire in Ukraine may cause acid rain (environmentalist)

Acid rain may fall in Ukraine and some European countries following a fuel depot fire outside Kiev, a Ukrainian environmentalist said on Tuesday.

Huge explosion, fire at fuel depot near Kiev kill several

A huge fire and explosion on Tuesday killed several firefighters and hospitalized six others at a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev, according to the interior minister.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

China urges reinforced measures against extreme weather

China's top transport watchdog urged stronger response measures against extreme weather after a ship carrying more than 450 people capsized while caught in a cyclone on the Yangtze River.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Japan to Restart 1 more Atomic Reactor

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on Wednesday gave the green light to restart one more atomic reactor, RT news website reported.

Nepal mulling to install quake early warning system

Nepal's seismological authority said they were thinking of installing an earthquake early warning system to help alert the public immediately when a quake hits a region, allowing them to have a few more seconds to run for safety.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Four injured in ceiling collapse at Istanbul airport

Four people were injured on May 8 when the ceiling collapsed at part of the domestic terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Turkish media reports said.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chernobyl NPP wildfire fully put out. Radiation levels in the fire zone and Kiev are normal (Ukraine's Emergencies State Service)

The forest wildfire that broke out in the Chernobyl NPP Exclusion Zone has been fully put out, the press service of Ukraine's Emergencies State Service said on Wednesday.

Ukrainian Interior Ministry Says Wildfire Stopped From Reaching Chernobyl

Earlier in the day, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the fire near the disaster site had spread across some 400 hectares. Interior Troops and the National Guard were put on high alert.

Not enough equipment for effort to put out fire near Chernobyl NPP (Ukrainian PM)

A serious lack of firefighting equipment hinders the struggle with a forest fire in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone that started earlier Tuesday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk told journalists upon return from the fire area.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Coastal areas evacuated as Cyclone Pam batters New Zealand

Remote communities on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island were evacuated Monday as Tropical Cyclone Pam brought gales, torrential rains and huge waves to coastal areas.

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